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Beautiful bookshops

I’ve just returned to Amsterdam from a holiday in an ancient vicarage in the depths of Norfolk with a wallet that’s pounds lighter and a suitcase that was pounds heavier. Most of the extra weight was books (plus proper teabags, chocolate and Norfolk...

Peirene reaches lofty heights

I was delighted to see this piece in the Economist about literary translation featuring the wonderful Peirene Press, who published Tomorrow Pamplona, my translation of Jan van Mersbergen’s novel. As Ali Smith says, books like Peirene’s give us “a...

These are a few of my favourite things…

Peirene Press recently asked me to contribute to their Facebook page feature “Three of my favourite things”, and I decided to focus on literary spots in Amsterdam. There are so many great places for writers and readers in Amsterdam, but here are the three...

Tomorrow Pamplona – On Tour!

It’s great to see Tomorrow Pamplona receiving positive attention in the British press. Author Jan van Mersbergen has been keeping track of the reactions on his website. There’s also been very nice feedback on Twitter and from bloggers. Peirene Press are...